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Growing Up

There’s Change In The Air, Can You Feel It?

Sometimes, staying the new course you’re on is the change you need. How is staying the course considered change? The fact that you don’t revert back to the old ways is a change from the past. It may be the toughest change ever accomplished – not changing back.

Last week at the beach, the temptation to have a beer was so great, I almost caved. It was literally unbearable.

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Completely Different? Fanatical

13 Months

Freedom To Write Without Worry
Freedom To Write Without Worry

It’s been 13 months. Writing five separate blogs. Daily?  Yep, daily.

Daily, as in every single day.

(only guy on the Internet doing it)

If you notice on the right column under Archives, April 2009 has 18 posts, not 30.

Here’s why. I used to blog for my company, before we had an official social media policy, which came out last August.

Twelve blog posts were removed because of their reference to my real job with a Fortune 100 company for the past 27 years. My boss said I’m free to write whatever I want to personally, but not as a spokesperson for our company.

I’m good with that.

And because of my gift for focus and discipline, there is no one better at social media policy commitment and compliance than, well, guess.

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End Of The First Year

Reach Relevance Impact

Reach.  Relevance.  Impact.

Just before the entire Columbia, South Carolina airport power went out, I was filming a one-take-You Tube video of another airport hallway billboard sign.

Had the power not gone off, I would have finished the one-take-You Tube video with, “What I am trying to do is expand my reach, relevance and impact.”

I mean, who doesn’t want to do that?

Or maybe, it’s just crazy talk, or inappropriate, to think that one person might start something that could help make the world a better place.

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End Of The First Year

Five A Day – Part Three

“Why did you create five blogs in the first place, knowing that you’d never be writing in all five everyday anyway?”

Two logical reasons:

  1. My model for balance had four parts, not two
  2. I’d link each of them to all the others, for SEO

Mid Life Celebration is about balancing life’s big choices, and there are four:

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Spirit
  4. Money

This fifth blog, jeffnoel.com, was created because I thought there should be an “office” or “headquarters”, so to speak – one that didn’t have a theme and wasn’t part of the model.

And when the previous jeffnoel.com didn’t renew after having that domain, www.jeffnoel.com for seven years, it was a natural choice to pick my given name as a dot com.

That’s it.  That’s how it happened.  And now, I can’t stop myself.

In a sea of blogs that drone on about whatever, I’m carving out a space among the few who have five-a-day, droning on about whatever.

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End Of The First Year

Cool App

Recently discovered how to easily schedule blog posts for future dates.

This week has been dedicated to experimenting with the newly found app.  It’s embarrassingly easy.  Should have figured this out long ago, but instead, only this past weekend.

On one blog, I’ve scheduled the next ten daily blog posts.  Others (5 total) a few days ahead, and a couple just a day in advance.

I still write five every morning; however, I’m writing a few “buffer blog posts”, for those days and weeks when the unexpected happens.

Dream big and do something great.  Even if it’s a “small” great, like making a sad or lonely person smile.